American Public Media’s Weekend America Names Amanda Aronczyk as New York-Based Arts Reporter and Editor

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American Public Media’s Weekend America Names Amanda Aronczyk as New York-Based Arts Reporter and Editor

(Los Angeles) March 8, 2005 — American Public Media’s Weekend America is pleased to announce the addition to its staff of Amanda Aronczyk, as its New York-based Arts Reporter/Editor. She will begin Monday, April 4.

Most recently, Ms. Aronczyk was a producer for WNYC’s national culture program The Next Big Thing.

A dual American and Canadian citizen, Ms. Aronczyk was educated at Concordia and McGill Universities in Canada. She has studied art history at the University of California at Berkeley and film at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked for CBC Radio in Montreal as an independent producer and contributed to ArtTalks, a Quebec arts and culture program, and served as literature correspondent for Brave New Waves, a national new music program. She also served as an audio engineer at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta.

Amanda has worked on sound-based performances and installations and a comedy pilot as well as a recording engineer and sound editor for feature films and CDs. She has also been a contributor to PRI’s national arts journal Studio 360, the Public Radio Collaboration and WNYC’s Morning Edition.

Funding for Weekend America is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Minnesota Public Radio. Station Partners include WBUR, Boston; WCPN, Cleveland; KPCC, Los Angeles; WMFE, Orlando; KUOW, Seattle and KNOW, St. Paul.

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